"I need feminism because when I finally ended my 8.5 year long abusive relationship, I was told that I would ruin the lives of my children. My son watched me be beaten more than once. He used to rape me once my infant daughter fell asleep because he knew I wouldn’t cry if she were there.
Then a family member said, “There’s no such thing as spousal rape.”
It’s been 2 and a half years and I’m nowhere close to recovering. I now suffer from panic disorder and PTSD.